Yogyakarta is famous for its predicate as a city of culture and students. This predicate is given because of the ancestral heritage that is still exist and well maintained by the community and many educational institutions both public and private established in this city. There are many high historical sites that can be visited, such as Malioboro Street, Prambanan Temple, Alun-alun, Keraton Yogyakarta and many other. Yogyakarta itself is also famous for its low living cost compared to other cities in Indonesia, from meal to housing cost, this is what make Yogyakarta comfortable to live in.
With its title as a student city, of course, many facilities and infrastructure are available to support the convenience of students living in Yogyakarta such as boarding houses, regional libraries, entertainment facilities, culinary spots and so on. For residence there are lots of boarding houses around UGM with prices varying according to the ability of students, and there are also dormitories available specifically for UGM students who can be occupied with affordable rental fees (please visit residence.ugm.ac.id to get more information). For transportation, Yogyakarta itself has public bus facilities named as Transjogja which connects many locations (one of them is UGM) with cheap ticket, so students can travel comfortably, safely and easily.